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Forms & Permits

Note: To read or print the PDF of a form, when available below, Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer. DHR can also provide a hardcopy of any of the documents listed below.

Click on a program area below to navigate quickly to relevant forms and applications within a program area:

Archaeology  /  Archives  /  Certified Local Government (CLG)  /  Easements  /  Environmental Review  /  Historical Highway Markers / Historic Registers   Rehabilitation Tax Credits  /


  • Burial Permits: (For important information about burial permits and relocation of human remains, please visit this webpage.)

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Certified Local Government (CLG)

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DHR’s Easement Application Form (below) outlines the requirements of DHR’s review process for new easements. Applications are evaluated and considered by DHR Easement program staff and the Easement Acceptance Committee before being presented to the Virginia Board of Historic Resources for approval during one of the board’s quarterly meetings. A $500.00 application fee is due at the time you submit your completed application. Refer to the Billing Statement (below) to submit the application fee. A check for the fee must be provided in accordance with the instructions on the Billing Statement at the same time the application is submitted. DHR is unable to accept credit cards or other electronic payments. Applications will not be reviewed until the application fee has been received by DHR.

Please complete the PDF version of the easement application and email it to or print and complete the form and mail to Karri Richardson, Easement Program Specialist, at DHR, 2801 Kensington Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221. If you email your application, the application fee and billing statement must be mailed separately. Please contact Karri Richardson by at 804-482-6094 if you have any questions or need additional information about the application process.

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Environmental Review (Division of Review and Compliance)

The Project Review Application forms:

 Division of Review and Compliance homepage / Back to Top of Page

Historical Highway Markers

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Historic Registers: Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places

Historic Registers homepage. For more guidance materials on registers, see this webpage.

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Rehabiliation Tax Credit Forms

To ensure that your historic rehabilitation is eligible for state income tax credits, you need to complete the three-step certification process. For the first step, please complete the Part 1 Application (below) and send it to the address provided, together with the other materials noted on this application checklist [doc]. If you are planning to apply for the federal credit as well as the state credit, note that your application should include two copies of the federal form, which can be obtained on the National Park Service website.

Updated November 16, 2020